University of Malakand
is a higher education institution, established in 2001 which is located at Chakdara
in the Dir
district of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
. It is located on the bank of the river Swat.The university is ranked at No.21 in general category of HEC
History and background
The need for a University in Malakand Division
has been a felt since 1972, but due to political polarizations between different political parties, the idea could not be materialized until 2001.
The present site for establishing a university was proposed by the Ex. Governor Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Mr. Syed Iftikhar Hussain Shah. Prof: Dr. Lutfullah Kakakhel former advisor to Governor, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa is the key person in establishing of this institution.
After the announcement some legal points were raised by the provincial law department regarding establishing a university in the PATA (Provincially Administered Tribal Area) under Article 247 of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, a very old impediment in opening a University in the area since 1973.
The issue was resolved by the Honorable Governor by referring the case to the President to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan who permitted the university through a Presidential order/ Regulation. Hence, in a sense this is the only university in Pakistan chartered/ established by the highest seats of power in the country, the President of Islamic Republic of Pakistan and the Governor... Read More